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8:40 AM ET, November 17, 2010

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Christian Brunschen / Google Voice Blog:
Google Voice for iPhone  —  Earlier this year we launched a Google Voice HTML5 web app for iPhone users.  Today we're taking the Google Voice experience on the iPhone to a whole new level with the launch of the official Google Voice for iPhone app.  —  With this native app …
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
16 Months Later, Say Hello To Google Voice For The iPhone.  It Was Worth The Wait.  —  Over the past few years, there has been no shortage of developers complaining about how long Apple has taken to approve their iPhone applications.  But few have waited as long as Google for the Google Voice application.
Jessica Dolcourt / Crave: The gadget blog:
Hands-On: Google Voice for iPhone still slightly underbaked
Discussion: Appolicious Advisor and VoIP Watch
Munjal Shah / The Official Google Blog:
Introducing Boutiques: a new way to shop for fashion online  —  The way we shop for fashion is different from how we buy cameras—especially online.  With fashion, reviews and specs are less important; fashion shopping is about discovering something that fits your taste and feels right.
Leland Rechis / Twitter Blog:
Instant Notifications  —  When you're out and about, your phone probably isn't always in front of you.  It might be in your pocket or purse or on a table - perhaps with the screen off.  We want to make sure you see important Tweets even when you're not looking at Twitter at the moment.
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Mark Gurman / 9 to 5 Mac:
Twitter for iPhone/iPad updated for iOS 4.2, push notifications, other improvements
Discussion: App Advice, GigaOM and Electronista, Thanks:markgurman
Sean Hollister / Engadget:
BlackBerry PlayBook first hands-on! (video)  —  RIM co-CEO Jim Balsillie actually declined to show off the his company's tablet today on the Web 2.0 Summit stage, but in private he was more than kind, treating us to a nice long glimpse at the BlackBerry PlayBook in a quaint hotel hallway.
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Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
RIM CEO Jim Balsillie To Steve Jobs: “ You Don't Need An App For The Web”
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Mark Zuckerberg: Your Map Is Missing ‘Uncharted Territory’  —  The final speaker during the second day of the Web 2.0 Summit was Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who was joined on stage by John Battelle and Tim O'Reilly.  The scope of the interview was broad — Zuckerberg answered questions …
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily:
Palm Chief: By Birthright, Palm Should Have Owned the Smartphone Market  —  What Palm chief Jon Rubinstein's appearance at Web 2.0 Summit today lacked in news, it made up for somewhat in perspective-on the mobile space, Palm's smartphone birthright, its acquisition by Hewlett-Packard and its future under HP.
Ethan Smith / Wall Street Journal:
A Day in the Life of a Deal  —  How EMI's New CEO Helped Beatles Clear iTunes Hurdles  —  After years of litigation and ill will, it took two men just a couple of hours to hammer out the basic terms that would finally bring the Beatles' music to the iTunes Store.
Discussion: DealBook
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The Beatles Now on iTunes
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Google investor John Doerr: Zynga is our best company ever  —  John Doerr, the legendary Silicon Valley venture capitalist, gave high praise to Zynga, the leading social game company, saying it was one of the best investments his firm had ever made.  —  Doerr's firm, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers …
Christopher Lawton / Wall Street Journal:
Nokia's Go-It-Alone Strategy  —  DUBLIN—Stephen Elop's first major decision as Nokia Corp.'s new chief executive could prove the most critical to the cellphone giant's future: to continue with a go-it-alone strategy for operating systems rather than adopt Google Inc.'s Android.
Eric Engleman / TechFlash:
Amazon.com as movie mogul?  Retailer starts own online studio  —  E-commerce giant Amazon.com is taking on the movie business.  The company is inviting aspiring filmmakers and screenwriters to submit their works to a new website called Amazon Studios.  The winners will get cash prizes …
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
DST CEO Yuri Milner: Facebook Will Help Power Artificial Intelligence In Ten Years  —  Today at the Web 2.0 summit, DST chief Yuri Milner took the stage with John Battelle, where he discussed the firm's investment strategy (DST has taken major stakes in Facebook, Zynga, and Groupon).
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John Letzing / Venture Capital Dispatch:
Russian Investor Hints At Twitter Interest
Tom Warren / Winrumors:
Microsoft's new simple yet clever Windows 7 + Windows Live advert  —  Microsoft has been on a roll with adverts and commercials for Windows Phone 7 and Windows 7 recently.  Today is no different.  —  The software giant just posted an impressive new Windows 7 and Windows Live advert that makes the viewer change their perspective.
Discussion: CNET News, Erictric and The Next Web, Thanks:devindra
Joel Johnson / Gizmodo:
One Hundred Naked Citizens: One Hundred Leaked Body Scans  —  At the heart of the controversy over “body scanners” is a promise: The images of our naked bodies will never be public.  U.S. Marshals in a Florida Federal courthouse saved 35,000 images on their scanner.  These are those images.
Andrew Wallenstein / paidContent:
‘Harry Potter’ Leak Seems More Like Publicity Than Piracy  —  The first 36 minutes of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I” suddenly popped up on Bittorrent sites Tuesday, just a few days before its global premiere.  If Warner Bros. (NYSE: TWX) didn't intentionally leak the footage, well, maybe they should have, dammit!
Jason Kilar / Hulu Blog:
Hulu Plus Launches Out of Preview for $7.99/month  —  Since we released the Hulu Plus™ subscription service as a preview in July, the Hulu team has been hard at work extending the device footprint, refining existing applications, and adding to the content lineup, all while listening …
Anthony Ha / VentureBeat:
Former MySpace execs launch Gravity to personalize the Web  —  A team of former MySpace executives is launching a new company on-stage at the Web 2.0 Summit today in San Francisco.  Chief executive Amit Kapur said he left MySpace, the troubled News Corp. Internet portal …
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Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
First look: Gravity is making interest graphs of your social content
Discussion: TechCrunch and USA Today, Thanks:scobleizer
Reuters:
India, RIM move closer to deal on corporate email: report  —  (Reuters) - India and Research In Motion have moved closer to an agreement on lawful access and monitoring of the highly-secure corporate email services on BlackBerry devices, the Mint newspaper reported on Wednesday, citing an unnamed interior ministry official.
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Microsoft Exec: Better Buy Kinect This Week If You Want One For The Holidays  —  On stage during “The New Geography Of Gaming” panel at Web 2.0 Summit, the topic of conversation between Kleiner Perkins partner Bing Gordon, Activision's Robert Kotick and Microsoft's Don Mattrick focused on how amazingly engaging today's games are.
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Hipmunk Lands A Big Acorn: ITA (And Soon Google?)  Will Help Power Their Airfare Results  —  Hipmunk exists to disrupt the flight search experience online.  Obviously, the key to this is to have the best and the most results.  The Hipmunk results have already been solid.
Discussion: Tnooz and Y Combinator Posterous
Dan Frommer / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
Disqus Launching Major New Update And Paid Pro Add-On Features  —  Disqus, the blog comments service, is rolling out a major new update on Thursday, version 4.  —  Disqus now reaches an impressive 200 million people per month, and is part of more than 500,000 websites and communities.
Discussion: The Next Web
Jackie Cohen / All Facebook:
MySpace Adds Facebook To Homepage Login, Doesn't Work  —  The familiar-looking “login with Facebook” button has finally appeared on the signup page for MySpace, but we're having the same kind of experience that InsideFacebook has reported.  It doesn't appear to work yet.  —  The icon is there, all right.
Discussion: Telegraph and Inside Facebook
 
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Bobbie Johnson / GigaOM:
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Charlie Savage / New York Times:
F.B.I. Seeks Wider Wiretap Law for Web
Caroline McCarthy / The Social:
Bartz: Google is great, Facebook is competition
Discussion: Search Engine Watch
Jackie Cohen / All Facebook:
Facebook Hires Former CTO of Second Life, Cory Ondrejka, Plus Startup
Liz Gannes / NetworkEffect:
Exclusive: Meebo Raises $25M More
Discussion: paidContent
 Earlier Items: 
Brian Ford / me & her:
Facebook Bug Disabling Thousands of Women's Accounts
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Arianna Huffington Sued For ‘Stealing’ The Idea For The Huffington Post
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
First look: SlideRocket goes HTML5
Discussion: CloudAve, PC World and The Next Web, Thanks:goanalog